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Faces, Figures, Facts & Fictions

  • Date:07/09/2023 12:00 - 14/09/2023 12:00
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This workshop will focus on personal story telling. Choose fact or fiction and have fun creating your own stitched narrative.

During the workshop Sue will guide you through quick & easy ways to get started and you will learn how to combine images of people with text and other narrative elements. You will start a piece of work which you will develop over the course of 5 days or make several smaller pieces using your own drawings or photographs as inspiration.

The aim of the workshop is to encourage exploration and experimentation with different ways to use images and anecdotes to convey ideas, thoughts or memories and to help you to develop the necessary skills to progress your narrative work further. 

The emphasis of this course will be hand stitch but you will have the option to add machine stitch, appliqué or mixed media if you wish. 

Sue’s teaching style is one of individual, personal tuition throughout the workshop which is suitable for all abilities. Sue will advise you how to use your own drawings or photographs as a starting point for your work and how to stamp your own personality onto your work through your choice of colours, fabrics and threads.

You are asked to bring a selection of drawings or photographs, text or anecdotes you wish to include or use as personal inspiration for your work. A full guide to choosing suitable images to work from will be sent out in advance of the workshop.

If you are are worried about your drawing ability or have less experience Sue will provide some simple templates as a starting point from which to work.



Sue Stone is best known for figurative, textural, stitched compositions that often have a partial narrative. Her ideas are drawn from anywhere and everywhere; the seen, the heard, the experienced, and her life observations. 

In Sue’s work past and present combine to create the allusion of a journey through life. Quirky compositions about imagined journeys and unknown people, sit alongside self portraits and work about more serious issues.

The techniques she uses are simple and straightforward; a deliberately limited vocabulary of hand embroidery stitches often combined with machine stitch, appliqué, and acrylic paint.

Sue has exhibited her work worldwide and has taught workshops throughout the UK, in France, USA and Canada and online for

Sue is an exhibiting member of the world renowned 62 Group of Textile Artists, an elected Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a member of the European Textile Network.

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